Turkey sausage recipes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Rosalind, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    I did some experimenting yesterday, and here were the best two recipes I came up with:

    Apple cranberry

    1 apple, grated with skin on
    1/3 c. rough chopped raw cranberries
    2 tbsp. raw/brown sugar
    1 lb. ground turkey
    1 tsp. grated orange rind
    1 tsp. thyme
    1 tsp. salt

    Spicy pepper

    1 lb. ground turkey
    4 Thai Dragon peppers, dried and smashed in a mortar & pestle
    2 tsp. paprika
    1 tbsp. chili powder
    2 tsp. black pepper, fresh ground
    1 tsp. salt

    To make sausages, mix ingredients in bowl and re-grind through meat grinder. Sausages can be stuffed into casings or simply rolled into shape. Smoke on a smoker (we fired ours with cherry wood, but hickory would also be nice) at ~225F for, hmm, about 20-30 minutes for hotdog-size sausages, more like 35-40 minutes for kielbasa-size.

    Note about casings: I could not find any locally, despite the existence of several small local butchers who claim to make their own sausage. I ordered sheep casings from Cabela's, Eastman brand. OMG [​IMG] I soaked them with several changes of water, and they still smelled like low tide in New Jersey. No way was I eating anything that had touched that. It did not even smell like sheep poop, sheep poop smells better than that. It was just downright spoiled. If anyone has a source for decent sausage casings, I would love to hear about it.

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